CanOps is a public safety organization, and is therefore limiting membership to organizations that play a leading role in Canada's public safety and response to emergencies. Membership is subject to approval, and driven by corporate policy approved by our Governing Members. Similarly, policy is used to specify the products, services and programs specific members may use and participate in.
General membership will soon be open to organizations and operating units of the following:
1 Federal government and its departments.
2 Provincial and territorial governments and their departments.
3 Regional governments.
4 Local and aboriginal governments,.
5 Crown corporations.
6 Universities, colleges, elementary and secondary school schools and school boards.
7 Hospitals, regional health boards and offices recognized by the provinces and territories..
8 National public service institutions, approved by the board, and departments of them having the approval of their senior management, such as, for example, Canadian Blood Services, Red Cross, Salvation Army.
9 Government and non-government owned utilities, and governing bodies, including electrical and heating fuel distribution companies, telecommunications companies, cable and satellite broadcast distribution units.
10 Private transportation service providers, recognized by public transportation department having oversight of them. These will include ferry operators, highway operators, and perhaps highway maintenance service providers.
11 Associations and governing bodies of the aforementioned.
12 Others, with the approval of the board.
This list is provided as an example of the types of organizations, and will become more complete in time.
Many organizations that sell products and services to General Members for the purpose of defining, creating, and distributing public safety communications and information between General Members will also be eligible to become members. E.g. Producers of incident management systems, computer aided dispatch systems, mobile radio.